A biomechanical analysis of growing rods used in the management of early onset scoliosis (EOS)

Quick, Mark Eric (2014) A biomechanical analysis of growing rods used in the management of early onset scoliosis (EOS). Masters by Research thesis, Queensland University of Technology.


The use of dual growing rods is a fusionless surgical approach to the treatment of early onset scoliosis (EOS) which aims to harness potential growth in order to correct spinal deformity. This study compared through in-vitro experiments the biomechanical response of two different rod designs under axial rotation loading. The study showed that a new design of telescoping growing rod preserved the rotational flexibility of the spine in comparison with rigid rods indicating them to be a more physiological way to improve the spinal deformity.

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ID Code: 70333
Item Type: QUT Thesis (Masters by Research)
Supervisor: Pearcy, Mark & Adam, Clayton
Keywords: Early onset scoliosis, Growing rods, Porcine spine, Multi-segment unit, Displacement controlled, Range of movement
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Chemistry, Physics & Mechanical Engineering
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 19 May 2014 05:09
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 06:11

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